Invited Talks

2019

Hughes, V. (2019) Attempts to understand the linguistic bases of automatic speaker recognition technology. Manchester Forum in Linguistics (MFiL), University of Manchester, UK. 2-3 May 2019. [Slides Abstract]

Hughes, V. (2019) Forensic voice evidence. Diploma Course in Forensic Human Identification (organised by Peter Vanezis), Queen Mary University, London, UK. 28 March 2019. [Slides]

2018

Hughes, V. (2018) Forensic voice evidence. Diploma Course in Forensic Human Identification (organised by Peter Vanezis), Queen Mary University, London, UK. 8 March 2018. [Slides]

2017

Kavanagh, C., Foulkes, P., French, J. P., Hughes, V., Harrison, P. and San Segundo, E. (2017) Voice and identity: applications and limitations of the voice as a biometric. Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) Workshop: Current state of the art, and future directions for linguistic analysis in a security context, London, UK. 2 October 2017. [Slides]

Foulkes, P., Hughes, V., San Segundo, E., French, J. P., Harrison, P. and Kavanagh, C. (2017) Voice and identity: exploring the contribution of voice quality. New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) Seminar, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ. 28 July 2017. [Slides Abstract]

Hughes, V. (2017) Forensic voice evidence. Diploma Course in Forensic Human Identification (organised by Peter Vanezis), Queen Mary University, London, UK. 9 March 2017. [Slides]

2016

Foulkes, P. and Hughes, V. (2016) To uuuhhh is human, for guilt divine. New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) Seminar, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ. 1 February 2016. [Slides Abstract]

Hughes, V. (2016) Improving on the state-of-the-art: the contribution of linguistics and phonetics to automatic speaker recognition. Department of Language and Linguistic Science Colloquium, University of York, UK. 20 January 2016. [Slides Abstract]

2015

Hughes, V. (2015) With the accent on similarity and typicality: forensic speaker profiling and voice comparison. Sociolinguistics in forensic contexts: the language and the law (British Association of Applied Linguistics), Nottingham Trent University, UK. 16 November 2015. [Slides]

Foulkes, P., French, J. P., Hughes, V. and Watt, D. (2015) What’s cooking? Research and developments in forensic speech science. Department of Language and Linguistic Science Colloquium, University of York, UK. 11 November 2015. [Abstract]

2014

Hughes, V., French, J. P., Foulkes, P., Gold, E., Harrison, P. and Watt, D. (2014) Comparison of LRs based on MVKD and GMM-UBM. 2nd International Workshop of the 2011 Monopoly Project ‘Methodological Guidelines for Semi-Automatic and Automatic Speaker Recognition for Case Assessment and Interpretation’, Wiesbaden, Germany. 18 November 2014. [Slides]

Hughes, V. and Gold, E. (2014) Issues and opportunities: the application of the numerical likelihood ratio framework to forensic speaker comparison. UK Government Biometrics Working Group Meeting 65, National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, UK. 20 June 2014. [Slides]

Sóskuthy, M., Foulkes, P., Hughes, V., Hay, J. and Haddican, B. (2014) A szó- és kategória-alapú ábrázolások interakciója a derbyi angol /u/ fonetikai megvalósításában (The interaction of word- and category-based representations in the phonetic realisation of Derby English /u/). Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary. 10 April 2014.

Hughes, V. (2014) Defining the relevant population: can the DNA approach work for speech? Glasgow University Laboratory of Phonetics (GULP) Colloquium, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. 30 January 2014. [Slides Abstract]

2013

Hughes, V. (2013) Issues with speech as evidence. Vice-Chancellor’s visit, Department of Language and Linguistic Science, University of York, UK. 2 August 2013. [Slides]

Hughes, V. (2013) The relevant population and the estimation of typicality in traditional linguistic-phonetic forensic voice comparison. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Seminar, University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ. 28 March 2013. [Slides Abstract]

Hughes, V. (2013) The Bayesian approach to forensic voice comparison: applications and limitations. New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) Seminar, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ. 7 February 2013. [Slides Abstract]